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CNBC
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
healthcare. this uninsured louisiana man had a complicated quintuple bypass. this woman from bend, oregon, a bit of an eye lift. >> it was just beyond my expectations. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this episode, we'll look at people who market medical procedures as business ventures, everything from anti-aging treatments to a protocol that claims to end addiction. we'll begin with doctors and pharmacists who are catering to the 78 million aging baby boomers who want to slow that aging process down or to even turn back the clock. the treatments usually include doses of the same performance-enhancing drugs that are now banned by most professional sports-- things like testosterone, dhea, and human growth hormone. as we first reported in 2006, all of this his highly controversial and possibly even illegal, but that's not stopping thousands of doctors from taking up the practice or patients from seeking them out. this is the temple of anti-aging medicine, the cenegenics medical institute of las vegas, nevada. >> let's take a look at it. >> it was founded in 1998 by its chi
CNBC
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
possible to keep healthcare costs down, but your company's not a big company. lily, bristol myers, pfizer, they've got fortunes to be able to do these tests. i am afraid that the exact sciences of the world with these terrific ideas don't have enough money to get through this gauntlet. >> you know, that may be true of some companies. it has not been the case with us. you know, let me just take you back to the concept of this test is to be able to detect a precancerous polyp the size of the tip of this pen. one centimeter. it may take eight to ten years to go to actual stage-one cancer. by being able to detect that precancerous polyp noninvasively we think we can get a significant uptake in the number of patients willing to get screened. fda is working with us. medicare is working with us. providers are excited about this. and we really think that this is an opportunity that is unique and will set a new path for new diagnostic companies to help take cost out of the healthcare system. >> one last question, kevin. this is revolutionary. i'm wondering, are there other cancers that can
CNBC
Jan 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
and why is this happening? joining us today is healthcare analyst at capitol street and mark shupan, small business owner in michigan. this is the kind of article that drives people nuts. we pass through obama care. some people like it, some people don't. but it was supposed to prevent this type of thing from happening and yet we are reading about it being proposed in california. >> agreed. i mean, look, to me it makes perfect sense. this is a trend i've heard about for several weeks now. so it is not brand new to me. but if you're an insurer, this is your last plate at the apple. knowinging obama care starts in 2014, there won't be underwriting. you will have guaranteed issue. this is their last bite at the apple. so it is capitalism at work. frustrating as it is. >> capitalism at its worst as well. mark i read today that wendy's is cut something employee hours to side step obama care. that's a big corporation. you have a small business. are you making an adjustment to your employees as a result of higher insurance premiums. >> well at the moment we have 400 employees. we've had in
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm EST
and cut to the chase on healthcare costs? coming up, we will ask this very simple question. if you weigh more, should you pay more for health insurance? >>> the u.s. car come backs. we are asking you, if you can buy any car or any truck under $100,000, what would it be? it has to be a new car, 2013 model, by the way. not like a 1977 gemini, like i used to drive. tweet us and we will share your picks and ours, later on in the show. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get starte
CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
a look at healthcare. this is, sue, people try to hedge themselves out. financials and materials and consumer discussionnary, pfizer is the second biggest gainer in the dow. so people are backing into the more conservative names as well. put up the s&p and i want it point out we are up 3%. considering people aren't sure what to do right now, these are pretty good gains. side ways today, i'm fine with that. >> thank you, bob. to the bond market, well see whether rick santelli is fine with what is going on in chicago there. hi, ricky. >> hi. the bond market is the only sane sector in my opinion as you look at an interday today, taking a round about lower rate process to get there and if you open the chart up, we are going long here and going for the fair way here, if you open it up to ten years, once again you can clearly see the trend is to lower rates. but all stimulus is fundable. look the a the japanese for the last ten years on their jgb. it certainly looks like a similar trend. trends are easy to pick out. look at ten-year of the dollar yen. now this trend is isn't changing and b
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
financials materials industrials healthcare and consumer discretion. in the meantime, let's find out more about what is happening in the markets and get down to the floor of the nyse. then rick santelli. bob, yes, another blow to investor confidence and the man versus machine today, right? >> yeah. a little bit of problem with trading. that's a bit of an issue. i think the important thing is that these trading problems are around for quite sometime. it is coding issues and there's a problem with getting access to the incredibly problem information and sorting it out. i just want it make a quick comment on the earnings situation because the important thing is, only 5% of companies are reporting. but so far, some positive comments. here is early comments we've gotten numbers from, oracle, fedex, costco and they all had positive things. just a quick comment on where we are going from earnings. so far, 5% of the company is reporting. it is very, very early. but good news so far is record earnings from some companies putting up that full screen. i will show you a trough for earnings in th
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